What to Expect for the Weekend in the Capitol Hill Area

by Sean Meehan November 20, 2015 at 4:40 pm 1 Comment


More than a million people are expected to leave the D.C. area next week for Thanksgiving, all but guaranteeing busy crowds on roads, trains and airports. This weekend is shaping up to be the calm before that storm, with relatively few events planned in the Capitol Hill area.

While those of us with vacation days to spare head out for an early Thanksgiving, the rest of us will be around for what is shaping up to be the coldest weekend of the season so far.The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang predicts that temperatures will top out in the 50s on Saturday and get even colder by Sunay, with highs in the 40s. Here’s everything else you need to know to make the most of this weekend in the Capitol Hill area:


Multi-Family Yard Sale
1371 E St. SE
Saturday 9 a.m.-noon

Multiple families are coming together for a massive yard sale in Hill East (via The Hill is Home)

The House that France Build – An Evening of French House
Rock & Roll Hotel (1353 H St. NE)
Sunday 4 p.m.

The Rock and Roll Hotel will host a fundraiser for victims of the terrorist attack in Paris featuring French House music played by several DJs. A $5 minimum donation is required to attend.

Family Concert: Let’s Make Music
Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H St. NE)
Sunday 2:00-3:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.

Every year the Capital City Symphony holds a family concert for kids of all ages. The performances starts at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m., but before each performance there will be an instrument petting zoo where kids can discover their new favorite instrument. Adult tickets are $25, student tickets are $15 and tickets for kids 16 or younger are free. Tickets can be purchased through the Atlas Performing Arts Center box office.

Open Houses

Looking for a new home in the Capitol Hill area or just want to see what your neighbors’ houses look like inside? We’ve highlighted a few open houses this weekend to get you started. But be sure to check out our real estate section for a full listing.


  • Red Line trains will run every 20 minutes
  • Orange, Silver and Green line trains will operate on normal weekend schedules
  • Yellow Line trains will run every 24 minutes between Huntington and Mt. Vernon Square only
  • Blue Line trains will run every 24 minutes


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